COVID-19 still got you down? Has all this time you’ve spent at home made you want to renovate your house? We at NCSL can relate – so much that we recently redesigned one of our cherished websites.  

February marked four years since NCSL launched ScopeofPracticePolicy.org, an important national resource for state policymakers about scope of practice issues for eight non-physician practitioners. To commemorate this anniversary, NCSL rebranded and relaunched the website, including updates to the interactive maps and state profile pages, and so much more.

This website refresh has an updated look, utilizes new technology and creates a more user-friendly site. The site provides nonpartisan, unbiased and objective policy information about the scope of practice laws in the 50 states and territories. Featuring high resolution interactive state maps, users can explore 17 different policy areas, such as supervision requirements and prescriptive authority for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

So far this year, state legislators have introduced 141 bills related to scope of practice for primary care, oral health and behavioral health professionals. The website’s legislative database continues to feature SOP legislation, totaling more than 1,200 bills since its inception. Wow! Now that’s a lot of bills.

Different states have different laws regarding scope of practice for health care practitioners – and state laws change frequently. Tracking what’s happening around the country is a challenge—this website is updated in real time to reflect changes in laws. Bookmark this website for an easy and accurate resource.

Enjoying the new and improved site? Hit a snag and need some help? Have a suggestion for us? We would love your feedback.